Revision Rhinoplasty (Secondary Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Scottsdale, AZ*

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About Revision Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries on the market, and patients are usually happy with their results. However, if you are not pleased with the appearance of your nose or you are having breathing trouble after rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty can help. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Sidney Starkman is a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in multiple rhinoplasty techniques. Whether you need minor improvements to perfect your previous nose surgery or more major reconstruction, Dr. Starkman has the expertise you need. At Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, you do not have to settle for lackluster results or suffer from functional problems after nose surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Starkman for more information about revision rhinoplasty and your options for achieving more aesthetically pleasing results.

Ideal Candidates

You could be a great candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you want to alter or repair the effects of your initial rhinoplasty. Revision surgery is often done to address form and functionality concerns and problems with your nose. It is important that you have realistic expectations before going into a revision procedure and that you understand it could be significantly more complicated than your initial rhinoplasty.

Surgical Technique

Prior to performing nose revision surgery, Dr. Starkman will meet with you during a consultation to determine your personal requests and goals before creating a treatment plan. At the time of the actual surgery, Dr. Starkman will use either an open or closed approach. During the open technique, which is the most common, Dr. Starkman will separate the skin, cartilage, and bone, which allows for maximum visibility. Dr. Starkman will then reshape the nose to the desired position. The closed technique is much less invasive and is used for less complicated reformations. In some cases of revision rhinoplasty, a bone or cartilage graft may be used to help reconstruct and strengthen the architecture of the nose.

What to Expect

The duration of your secondary rhinoplasty procedure depends on the extent of reconstruction and the technique used. Upon the completion of the procedure, you will be required to wear a nose splint for a few days and may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment to remove the stitches and splint. This will also allow Dr. Starkman to check on your recovery progress. Due to the fact that revision surgery is most often more complex than your first nose surgery, the recovery time may be expanded. You may experience some substantial bruising and swelling, as well as discomfort or pain for approximately two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of a revision rhinoplasty varies based on the amount of reconstruction needed. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will listen to your goals before evaluating your previous nose surgery. As soon as a surgical plan is formed, he will be able to more accurately determine your costs. Dr. Starkman can also discuss payment options and information on low-interest financing to make your revision rhinoplasty easier to afford.

How long should I wait after my original rhinoplasty?
It's important to give your nose time to heal after a rhinoplasty. In many cases, it can take over a year for inflammation to fully subside and the final shape of your nose to be visible. After your nose has completely recovered from rhinoplasty, you should take some time to assess how you feel about its new appearance. If you are displeased with your final outcome, please schedule a consultation at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery for revision rhinoplasty.

How common are revision rhinoplasty procedures?
Rhinoplasty is a very popular plastic surgery, and most patients are happy with their results. However, some rhinoplasties may require a second surgery to complete the procedure or to repair minor flaws. In a small number of patients, revision rhinoplasty is needed to improve major cosmetic concerns or functional problems created during the original surgery. If you are unhappy in any way with the results of your rhinoplasty by Dr. Starkman or another surgeon, schedule a consultation to learn more about revision rhinoplasty.

How can I ensure that I will receive better results with a revision procedure?
It is extremely important to do research when choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Starkman exclusively performs facial plastic surgery, and he specializes in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. He understands the advanced techniques and extra skill required to perform a revision rhinoplasty without weakening the structure of your nose. He will also be able to explain your most reasonably expected outcome.

Will I need cartilage grafting?
For some revision rhinoplasty procedures, cartilage grafting may be necessary. This is performed by taking bone and/or cartilage from another part of the body and using it to restructure your nose. Typically, this is only needed in severe cases or if the cartilage was jeopardized during the initial rhinoplasty procedure. Cartilage grafting may be used to help support the structure of your nose so you don't have breathing trouble after surgery. Dr. Starkman will discuss the possibility of cartilage grafting during your consultation.

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Average Cost  
$9,000 - $14,000
Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Dr. Starkman is dedicated to making sure you get the results you deserve, especially if you had a bad experience with your first rhinoplasty procedure. At the time of your consultation, he will ask questions about your concerns and cosmetic goals before discussing your potential options for a pleasing aesthetic outcome. If you are interested in revision rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ at your earliest convenience.

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